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An military product referred to as “Six Triple Eight” had a particular objective in World War II: to sort and clear a two-year backlog of mail for People in america stationed in European countries. Between your Army, Navy, Air Force, the Red Cross and uniformed civilian specialists, that amounted to seven million individuals waiting around for mail.
Additionally the duty to supply the whole thing dropped in the arms of 855 African-American ladies.
From February 1945 to March 1946, the ladies for the 6888 Central Postal Directory Battalion distributed mail in warehouses in England and France. Due to a shortage of resources and manpower, letters and packages was indeed amassing in warehouses for months.
An element of the Women’s Army Corps, known as WACs, the 6888 possessed a motto, “No mail, low morale.” However these females did much more than distribute letters and packages. Continue reading “These Black Female Heroes Ensured U.S. WWII Forces Got Their Mail”